Sept. 11th, 2017 Pony News

On the Side of Hope!

LVES NEU Endorsement/ Beliefs


Student Learning

I create a learning environment that recognizes every student is uniquely capable of meeting academic standards and deserves to be challenged each day.

Resource Stewardship

I embrace my responsibility to be an effective and efficient steward of all resources with a solution-oriented mindset.

Student Experience

I create a safe, positive, nurturing, and inclusive environment where college readiness is expected.

Community Engagement

I actively communicate with community partners to develop and cultivate strong relationships, and build a bridge of understanding and mutual values.

Powerful Symbolism

Culture of Universal Achievement - Powerful Symbolism- School Chant

    • New target dates:

        • Oct. 16th- 1st College Ready Rally- School Chant
        • Oct. 30th- College Ready Rally- Grade-level Chants
        • Nov. 13th- College Ready Rally- 5th grade University Chants
        • Nov. 27th- College Ready Rally- 4th grade University Chants
        • Dec. 4th- College Ready Rally- 3rd grade University Chants
        • Dec. 11th- College Ready Rally- 2nd grade University Chants
        • Dec. 18th- College Ready Rally- Kinder & 1st grade University Chants

A Message from the Instructional Specialists

PLCs are back!

K and 1st grade Focus: Planning for Reading, Math and Science

2nd - 5th grades Focus: Create reading intervention groups for Pony Time.

Please bring your charged technology, and be prepared to use any and all data sources you may have on your students. Data sources might include recent Istation results, DRA/EDL scores, Running Records, last year's pinks and blues, and general observation notes you've gathered thus far.

A Message from the Media Specialist/Librarian

International Dot Day is coming to LVES on Friday, September 15th! We will be celebrating all day long in the library with stations and live streaming with other schools! Please go to this link to sign up for a time!

I will have activities for younger students and older students! Don’t forget to wear your Dot attire! With your jeans, wear any top with dots. If you don’t have a "dot" shirt, then get creative. :-) See you soon @thelibrary!

Our first Staff Learning is coming up.

Our first Staff Learning is this Wednesday, September 13th from 3:15 to 4:20. Full participation is required for all professionals.

Instructional support, please join us for the beginning of the learning.


· Team Building - Led by the Innovation and Integration Team

· How to Complete ABC forms, and Intro. to BASE - Led by Ms. Eddie, Special Ed. Counselor

· RTI Procedures Review - Led by Ms. Simpson

(Snacks provided by Admin. Team and Instructional Specialists)

LVES Collaboration NEU Essentials

Click here to see the full document.
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Set your students up for success with your CHAMPS strategies

We are beginning our third week of instruction. The rigor of the standards is increasing. It is important to keep students engaged and motivated, with clear expectations. Continue using your CHAMPS strategies.

Click here for more information about CHAMPS.

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No Excuses Character Traits

Lewisville Elementary has adopted the following character traits as part of our No Excuses Essentials. These character traits come from the No Excuses book and are aligned with the curriculum our counselors are required to teach.

  1. Respect
  2. Responsibility
  3. Kindness
  4. Compassion
  5. Perseverance
  6. Integrity

More information about the implementation is coming soon!

Patriot Day

Please wear red, white, and blue on Monday, September 11th.

Patriot Day: "In 2014, the United States designated September 11 as Patriot Day and National Day of Service and Remembrance to remember the victims of the terrorist attacks that occurred on September 11, 2001. Citizens observe the occasion by flying the flag of the United States at half-staff, observing a moment of silence at 8:46 AM, holding memorial ceremonies for victims, and participating in volunteer and service opportunities.” ~ Discovery Education

After our joined moment of silence at 8:46 AM, read the following statement about 9/11 to your class (there is also a copy in your mailbox):

September 11th is known as Patriot Day. On this day we remember the people who made brave choices and showed great courage as our country was attacked on September 11th, 2001. The United States is proudly known as "the land of the free and the home of the brave." As we observe a minute of silence on this day, let us remember these people who were brave 16 years ago, and focus how we can be brave and have courage as we make choices today.

If you are wondering why are we reading this paragraph:

This is actually House Bill 1501 ruling.

More required observances:

Texas First Responders Day (2017 School Observance = September 11, 2017)

September 11: Texas First Responders Day

Gov’t Code 662.050

Constitution Day (2017 School Observance = September 18, 2017)

September 17

Pub. L. 108-447 (2004)

Celebrate Freedom Week (2017 School Observance = September 18-22, 2017)

Week of September 17

Education Code 29.907

What is Happening at our school for the next week?

Click here to see the school google calendar. (Thank you Ms. Kitchen for working so hard on this calendar.)


  • Wear Red, White, & Blue


  • PLC in DataHub
  • Sci, Math, & ITF ACT Days (Facilitators may be available on prior request.)


  • LA ACT Day
  • Staff Learning @ 3:15 to 4:20
  • (Snack & Share Specialists & Admin.)
  • Dress for Success Day


  • Sci, Math, & ITF ACT
  • 3:30 to 5:00 Partner Planning for Dual Language Teachers only


  • International Dot Day...Don’t forget to wear your Dot attire. :-)

Happy September Birthday's!

  • Rosana Lopez --- September 9th
  • Jennifer McKnight --- September 9th
  • Stephanie Sanchez --- September 13th
  • Veronica Oporto --- September 15th
  • Lety Amador --- September 17th
  • Gaby Morales --- September 23

Staff Shout Outs

Let's recognize our peers. Each week you will have the opportunity to submit "Shout Outs" to your peers. On Tuesdays, names will be drawn from the submitted Shout Outs for three (3) jeans passes and two (2) Hoof Prints parking spots for the week.

Click here to submit your shout Out